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Hotel Eden

Hotel Eden

My Trip to Italy was a complete whirlwind as I traveled to Rome, Florence and Venice all in one week .  I visited 4-7 hotels a day and did a half day tour in each city.  Since there were so many hotels to review I thought I would keep my focus on the hotels and my thoughts on each.

Hotel Eden is where I stayed in Rome and I thought it was overall a wonderful choice in hotel.  Recently they have become part of the Dorchester Collection but not until after my stay.  The location was convenient and I was able to check in and take a nice walk to the Spanish Steps and have a cup of coffee at a near by cafe.  My only complaint for this hotel was the beds.  I thought that the beds were a little uncomfortable and the sheets were not as soft as I would have liked them to be.  Otherwise the bathroom was nice and the meals we ate there were very  nice.  The restaurant was at the top floor of the hotel with a very nice view of Rome.

Hotel Eden

Hotel Eden

Hotel Eden

Hotel Eden

Hotel Eden

Hotel Eden

Della Palma

Della Palma

Della Palma…. during the small amount of free time in Rome we hired a private car and driver to take us to some of the highlights and of course the best Gelato in Rome.  Della Palma had endless flavors and was top notch! This coming from a real ice cream critique. I have to say hiring a car with driver and guide was a great value in Rome as the driver was able to drop us in point A with our guide and let us do some walking where we would meet him later at a different location.  They were quick on the spot to suggest a restaurant and make a reservation for us for dinner that night. I don’t think we would have been able to see as much as we did without them.

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Hassler

Hassler

The highlight of the Hassler had to be the location and the view.  This building used to be a private residence which was converted into a hotel.  The bedding was plush with soft sheets which is very important to me.  The rooms were all unique in style, all being fun and plenty of red, white and black.

Hassler

Hassler

Hassler

Hassler

Hassler

Hassler

Hassler

Hassler

Hassler

Hassler

Hassler

Hassler

One thing I have to say about going to the Vatican and Sistine Chapel is its best to go with a guide so you can get there at a reserved time early in the morning and don’t have to wait in line with the crowds.  If you are there early enough (we were there at 8) there are much less people inside.  An even better option would be for me to arrange for you to take a tour after hours with little to no other tourists inside other then your small group.

st peter's basilica

st peter’s basilica

Sistine Chapel

Sistine Chapel

Vatican

Vatican

Vatican

Vatican

Vatican

Vatican

Hotel Eden

Hotel Eden

Hotel Eden

Hotel Eden

D'Inghilterra

D’Inghilterra

The D’Inghilterra also has a great location at the bottom of the Spanish Steps at a slightly lower price point then the Hassler. Its in a great spot for shopping being near many designer stores.

D'Inghilterra

D’Inghilterra

D'Inghilterra

D’Inghilterra

The lobby is cozy with warm and friendly staff. The rooms were not too impressive and bedding looked disappointing for my high standards. 50% of the rooms were renovated on floors 6, 4, and 3.  The fourth floor has a very contemporary look.

D'Inghilterra

D’Inghilterra

D'Inghilterra

D’Inghilterra

D'Inghilterra

D’Inghilterra

Hotel De RussieThe Hotel de Russie was one of my favorites. It is located between the Piazza de Populo and the Spanish Steps.  The courtyard is just gorgeous as is their garden.

Hotel De Russie

Hotel De Russie

Hotel De Russie

Hotel De Russie

Lunch in their garden was just amazing.  I can still remember how fresh the mozzarella cheese was.

Hotel De Russie

Hotel De Russie

The rooms were all very clean, fun, modern and trendy. While modern they still remained comfortable.

Hotel De Russie

Hotel De Russie

Hotel De Russie

Hotel De Russie

Intercontinental

Intercontinental

The Intercontinental was a converted convent. The courtyard here was worth taking a photo of.  The lobby is small and intimate and their is a great view of the Vatican. For those with families they have outside connecting rooms.

Intercontinental

Intercontinental

I give their bedding a high rating…

Intercontinental

Intercontinental

Bernini Bristol

Bernini Bristol

The highlight for this hotel has to be the rooftop restaurant, which is a must for a luxury hotel in Italy.

Bernini Bristol

Bernini Bristol

Bernini Bristol

Bernini Bristol

bedding seemed a little “lumpy” and less then to be desired.  The Deluxe rooms was slightly small but comfortable. This is also a good hotel for families with many interconnecting rooms.

St. Regis

St. Regis

I just loved the St. Regis in all three of the cities I visited in Italy.  The St. Regis in Rome was in a great location if you are looking for something a little more quiet.

St. Regis

St. Regis

I loved the decor in all the rooms!

St. Regis

St. Regis

St. Regis

St. Regis

St. Regis

St. Regis

Westin Excelsior

Westin Excelsior

Westin Excelsior

Westin Excelsior

Westin Excelsior

Westin Excelsior

Regina Hotel Baglioni

Regina Hotel Baglioni

Regina Hotel Baglioni Junior Suite

Regina Hotel Baglioni Junior Suite

The Regina Baglioni was located on Via Veneto which is a great location for both shopping and sightseeing.

Spanish Steps

Spanish Steps

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